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Efficacy of Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States-Recommended Methods of Preparation for Malignant Hyperthermia-Susceptible Patients Using Draeger Zeus Anesthesia Workstations and Associated Cost

Victor Manuel Neira, Waleed Al Madhoun, Kamyar Ghaffari, Nicholas Barrowman, Patrick Berrigan, William Splinter

Key Points:

  • Question: What are the efficacy and cost of the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States-recommended methods of preparation of Zeus anesthesia workstations for the malignant hyperthermia (MH)-susceptible patient?
  • Findings: Activated charcoal filters are the most efficacious and the least costly method of preparation for MH susceptible patients when time of preparation is taken into account; changing disposables only requires the greatest time but is the lowest cost when time is not taken into account.
  • Meaning: Activated charcoal filters are an efficacious and inexpensive method of preparing for MH-susceptible preparation using Zeus anesthesia workstations.

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